Tag Archives: encouragement

Building Up or Tearing Down (Aug 13)

Tearing down is simple. Building up is an art. Anyone can criticize; it takes no great skill to see the problems. It takes a real leader not to be distracted by the words that tear down; to keep to the task despite criticism. Continue reading

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The Encourager (June 14)

One of the greatest gifts we can give to another is the gift of encouragement. Barnabas was one that could always be counted on to be an encouragement to others. Continue reading

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Spurs of Encouragement (Nov 11)

We all need encouraging words. Often those words of encouragement are ones that we want to hear such as a word of hope when we are going through a tough time; a word of affirmation when we are discouraged. Yet, encouragement doesn’t always mean flowery words of praise for another. Sometimes encouragement requires a spur–a painful poke in our backside that spurs us on to action. Continue reading

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Encouragement (Nov 1)

Do you know someone going through a tough time right now? Don’t neglect the ministry of encouragement. A card, a phone call, an email or a friendly conversation can have a major effect on a heart that is in a vulnerable place. Continue reading

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Never Ending Encouragement (Oct 14)

The Thessalonians were going through difficult times of suffering and persecution. They were beat up and bruised by the circumstances of life. They hoped that Jesus would return quickly, but were beginning to wonder if they had missed out somehow. Continue reading

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Thank You For Your Support! (Sept 25)

September 25 Thank You for Your Support! Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 106:24-31 | Isaiah 45:11-48:11 | Ephesians 4:1-16 | Proverbs 24:3-4 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in … Continue reading

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Refreshing (Aug 25)

August 25 Refreshing  Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 92:9-15 | Job 16:1 – 19:29 | 1 Corinthians 16:1-24 | Proverbs 22:1 Today’s Scripture Focus: 1 Corinthians 16 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have … Continue reading

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The Encourager (June 14)

Look for an opportunity to be a Barnabas–an encourager. Continue reading

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The Encourager (Jun 14)

June 14 The Encourager Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 132:13-18 | 1 Kings 12:20-13:34 | Acts 9:26-43 | Proverbs 17:6 Today’s Scripture Focus: Acts 9:26-43 “When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid … Continue reading

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You Can’t Do It Alone (Feb 3)

February 3 You Can’t Do It Alone Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 19:1-6Exodus 17:8 – 19:15 | Matthew 22:34-23:12 | Proverbs 6:27-35 Today’s Scripture Focus: Exodus 17:8 – 19:15 “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who … Continue reading

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